16 December 2013—DOT XII Regional Director Nelly Nita Dillera stressed that unity, more than the grand pyrotechnics display, defines Tacurong and Inugyunay Festival. Dillera, the festival opening’s guest speaker, lauded LGU-Tacurong and its people for staying united that leads to the success of different programs in the city. “Unity can outshine even the brightest fireworks,” said RD Dillera. LGU-Tacurong cancelled its annual grand fireworks display to facilitate aid to typhoon-hit areas in the Visayas. It donated 800 thousand pesos to typhoon victims in Iloilo and Capiz; the employees association also donated 160 thousand pesos in addition to relief packs, hygiene kits, etc. After the program, Mayor Lina O. Montilla led the lighting of the City Hall lights and miniature Christmas village at the city grounds.